Some of these resources are available for parishes and groups to borrow. Contact Rick Dooley at (610) 289-8900, Ext. 2027 if you are interested in any of these resources.
Be A Man - This presentation was made to the men of Erie, Pennsylvania for 10 weeks and the inspiration for Fr. Larry Richard’s best-selling book “Be a Man”. Fr. Larry draws on his many years of ministry and his own experience as a man to inspire other men as men. In this presentation Fr. Larry challenges men to be strong, without putting on a mask of false strength or machismo. He calls men to admit their weaknesses and limitation, while urging them to find strength in faith and genuine love to overcome their sins and faults. He inspires men to become the true heroes they long to be – men of authentic courage, compassion and integrity.
Be The Men - Be the Men is for every Catholic man who knows deep down we are all called to greatness. It’s time we answer that call, and not for our own sake - but for our children, our wives, our families, our friends, our community, our country, and our Church.
Be the Men publishes a print magazine, Summons, which is available for free each month. You can sign up to get your copy at BeTheMen.com.
Crossing the Goal - Spiritual Fitness Workouts – Designed for Catholic men to help them grow spiritually and strengthen their faith. Spiritual Fitness Workouts can be used by either groups or individuals on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. The content for these workouts is derived from three primary sources: the Scriptures, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and episodes of the "Crossing the Goal" TV show, which airs weekly on EWTN.
Magnetic Christianity – by Gus Lloyd - You'll learn about the eleven attributes of a Magnetic Christian. These attributes, all clearly found in Scripture, are already part of who you are. God has built them into you. Magnetic Christianity will help you identify and enhance these attributes. As you grow in faith and holiness, people will naturally be attracted to you, and to Christ.
Men of Malvern - Malvern Retreat House, also known as St. Joseph in the Hills, has offered retreats for laymen for over 100 years and is the oldest and largest retreat house in the country. Situated on 125 acres, Malvern offers a time of silent reflection for those who visit the beautiful grounds to listen to God's voice. Below is a list of Men of Malvern retreats attended by men from our Diocese according to the number in attendance. To find a retreat that works for your schedule visit malvernretreat.com/calendar
Our Lady of Perpetual Help ∙ Our Lady Queen of Peace ∙ Palm Sunday ∙ Holy Family ∙ L.J. Ferdinand-Hazleton
Charismatics Healing Retreat ∙ Nativity BVM ∙ SS Peter & Paul ∙ Knights of the Immaculata ∙ Six-Three ∙ Christus Rex
Caenaculum ∙ Archbishop Fitzmaurice ∙ Immaculate Conception ∙ Prosit ∙ Epiphany ∙ Ave Maria/Furey Memorial
Our Lady of Lourdes ∙ St. Joseph Group ∙ Chester County ∙ Most Blessed Sacrament ∙ Our Lady of Fatima ∙ Pius XII
St. John N Neumann ∙ St. Pius X ∙ Edward J Friel, Sr Memorial ∙ Sons of Italy ∙ Celebration of Christ’s Holy Passion
Our Lady of Sacred Heart ∙ Holy Spirit ∙ PECO/Good Shepherd ∙ St Blaise-Curran Memorial
RISE is a collaboration of individuals and organizations that believe it's time to cast a wide net to awaken today's man. Their goal is simple: to use powerful media as a tool to present the true path to freedom and peace by challenging men to live the fullness of their vocation every day; at home, at work, and in their communities. They are not teaching theology, and this is not another boxed program. They are giving men a battle plan for daily living, and walking alongside them each day. When men understand their profound dignity as sons of God, and are re-oriented towards what really matters, the impact on themselves and those around them will be significant.
Signposts – How to be a Catholic Man in the World Today – Written by two Catholic men who became involved in the growing Catholic men's movement and saw the need for resources designed specifically for Catholics.
The fifty-two discussion plans, one for every week of the year, can be used in a small-group setting or individually. Either way, they offer men the opportunity to grow in their love for God, the church, and their families, and to joyfully embrace the call to live in an authentic Christian life.
Spiritual Workout - by Danny Abramowicz - based on proven NFL workout techniques, is a practical, encouraging, step-by-step method to help you:
- increase your spiritual strength.
- add new life to your relationships with your spouse, family, and friends.
- re-energize your soul as you deepen your love of Christ and His Church.
That Man Is You! - Organized around a central theme for each program year and presented through the lens of 7 Steps that make it simple for men to follow, this engaging content is delivered in 24 – 26 sessions, divided between fall and spring semesters.
The King's Men - The fundamental formation initiative and real heart of TKM are highly effective weekly formation and accountability meetings offered in a growing number of locations. Developed and refined by experts in masculine spirituality, these meetings combine prayer, education, and an action-oriented component called the Four C’s. The meetings offer men an opportunity to grow in virtue and accountability using the Biblical maxim that “iron sharpens iron” (Proverbs 27:17).
For more resources on various topics visit the Office of Adult Formation's Faith Enrichment Resources page.